Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, La Paz

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Experience an essential part of La Paz history at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, a Roman Catholic cathedral whose original construction dates back to the 17th century. Following a decision in the early 19th century to demolish the original and start again, construction began in 1835 on architect Manuel Sanahuja's neoclassical structure with Baroque elements. It took a full 90 years for the cathedral to open, and even then it remained incomplete until Pope John Paul II's visit in 1989--a full 150 years after its initial construction. Head to the interior to admire the many ornate chadeliers and intricately carved altar. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz and many more La Paz attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's La Paz vacation planner.
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  • The decor and artefacts here might not be as impressive as the San Francisco church, but the architecture is simply breathtaking. The vaulted ceilings and columns will take your breath away, plus, the...  more »
  • It is really surprising the size, it is big and very nice. It is opposite the main square and the Palace of Government.
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  • The new Cathedral, near the Presidential Palace is a neoclassical style. It is really big, but compared to the colonial church. Francis is a standard construction with a cold expression.
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Growing popularity among backpackers and young travelers has led to an increase in budget accommodations in La Paz. The central neighborhoods of Santa Barbara and Juan XIII offer both low-cost options and high-end hotels. For a bohemian twist on your La Paz vacation, stay in Sopocachi, the city's artsy neighborhood.
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